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Configuring a windows 2003 server as a router

By davids
Jan 10, 2006
  1. Hi, I have two computers connected by a router, however I cant get the router working properly. One computer is running server 2003 and the other, XP.

    I understand that it is possible to configure the server to act as a router. Does this mean that I can plug my other computer, via cable, directly into the server? If so, could anyone give me some advice on how to go about doing this?
     
  2. Gandalph

    Gandalph TS Rookie

    You can do this if you have 2 NIC's on the server, one connected to the internet and one connected to the the other PC, then share your internet connection. I would strongly advise that you have some sort of protection in place, like ISA Server or similar, if you do this because your server will now be directly connected to the internet making it more vulnerable to hacks, attacks, and viruses.
     
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